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Summary View  Subscribe to RSS feed of current view. October 27, 2016
  
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Event Image "The Time Travel of Migration" (Jess x Chen Workshop)


*WU Campus - Ford Hall
*WU Campus

The Time Travel of Migration is an introductory art, poetry and activism workshop designed for migrant youth, or communities of color with diasporic backgrounds. The workshop will examine the ways art merge the distance between homelands and America through the writing of a poem, a love letter, a collaborative mural, the learning of a mother tongue, or the creation of a family portrait. Art will be used to honor the distances traveled and ancestors lost in the process of migration while celebrating the resilience of our own bodies and families that have survived and continue to survive the journey.
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*WU Campus

College of Liberal Arts
Event Image Exhibition | Strange and Wonderful: American Folk Art... | Sept 17 - Dec. 22
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Strange and Wonderful: American Folk Art from the Willem and Diane Volkersz Collection

Willem and Diane Volkersz of Bozeman, Montana have collected folk and outsider art since the mid-1970s, amassing an extensive collection over the past 40 years. Organized by director John Olbrantz under the guidance of the Volkersz’, this exhibition features 108 objects by 32 artists that reflect the breadth and scope of this remarkable collection. Included in the exhibition are paintings, sculptures, drawings, ceramics, textiles, and mixed media works by self-taught and outsider artists such as the Rev. Howard Finster, Arthur Frenchy, Robert E. Smith, and Sarah Taylor, among many others. 

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Teach for America
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

*WU Campus - Montag Center
*WU Campus - Putnam University Center

Representatives from Teach For America will be on campus Thursday, October 27. They will be tabling at the UC between 10 am and 1 pm, and will also be available for individual meetings with interested students from 1-4 pm in the Montag conference room.
Student Flu Shot Clinic
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

*WU Campus - Putnam University Center

Student Flu Shot Clinic http://willamette.edu/offices/health/flushot/index.html $25.00 Flu Vaccine will be charged to your Student Account - No Charge if you have Willamette Student Health Insurance (Aetna Student Health).
Event Image Energy Remix: Decolonial Discourses of Decarbonization
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

*WU Campus - Ford Hall

Kathleen de Onís
Indiana University-Bloomington

Whether it be in everyday talk, policy discussions, or in scholarly discourse, we all encounter, experience, and expend energy, as this force literally makes our world go ‘round. This presentation studies energy rhetorics and rhetoric as energy by examining how different social movement actors in Puerto Rico and in the US diaspora generate critical interruptions for their own context and beyond in response to what I call “energy coloniality” and “energy privilege.” While the different artifacts and experiences I engage emanate from and in many ways are specific to energy controversies, policies, and movements in Puerto Rico, some of the broader questions they evoke for contemporary times are relevant whether one lives on an island, on a large land mass, or in a rural or urban area. In conversation with energy and Latinx studies, as well as my primary research area of rhetorical studies, I conclude by arguing for rhetoric’s vital role in enabling and constraining more just, sustainable communities, as we individually and collectively (re)consider how we exert our energies and with what effects.
Death, Burial, and the Egyptian Past at Graeco-Roman Abydos
7:30 PM

*WU Campus - Law School

Tom Landvatter
Reed College

Abydos is one of the most important cemetery sites in Egypt, steeped in indigenous Egyptian tradition as the burial site of the first kings of state-level Egypt, as the site of multiple cemeteries in near constant use for 3500 years, and as a major cult center to the god of the dead, Osiris. But what happened to the site at the end of the first millennium BCE, when Egypt was first under the rule the Macedonian Ptolemaic dynasty and then was incorporated into the Roman Empire as a province? Prof. Tom Landvatter of Reed College will present recent research which has revealed much about the site during the Ptolemaic and Roman periods – including the development of the funerary landscape and interactions with earlier, Pharaonic-period remains – important for our understanding of Egyptian society at this time.

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